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The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

By J. Randy Taraborrelli

From New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli comes the definitive biography of the most enduring icon in popular American culture.

When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a part of her life. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyn's world and the complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes is a story that has never before been told...until now. In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the actress' life, including her mother, her foster mother, and her legal guardian. He also reveals, for the first time, the shocking scope of Marilyn's own mental illness, the identity of Marilyn's father and the half-brother she never knew, and new information about her relationship with the Kennedy's-Bobby, Jack, and Pat Kennedy Lawford. Explosive, revelatory, and surprisingly moving, this is the final word on the life of one of the most fascinating and elusive icons of the 20th Century.

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2009

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Format: Book
Author: Taraborrelli, J. Randy
Summary: In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the actress' life, including her mother, her foster mother, and her legal guardian. He also reveals, for the first time, the shocking scope of Marilyn's own mental illness, the identity of Marilyn's father and the half-brother she never knew, and new information about her relationship with the Kennedys-Bobby, Jack, and Pat Kennedy Lawford.
Title: The secret life of Marilyn Monroe / J. Randy Taraborrelli.
Publisher Date: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
Subject: Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962. Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
Isbn: 0446580821 (regular edition) 9780446580823 (regular edition)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: B Monroe
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Bib Id: 320675

Format: Book
Author: Taraborrelli, J. Randy
Summary: In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the actress' life, including her mother, her foster mother, and her legal guardian. He also reveals, for the first time, the shocking scope of Marilyn's own mental illness, the identity of Marilyn's father and the half-brother she never knew, and new information about her relationship with the Kennedys-Bobby, Jack, and Pat Kennedy Lawford.
Title: The secret life of Marilyn Monroe / J. Randy Taraborrelli.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
Description: xvi, 560 p., [24] p. of plates : ill ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962.
Subjects: Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [503]-526), filmography (p. [527]-541), and index.
LCCN: 2008044704
ISBN: 0446580821 (regular edition)
ISBN: 9780446580823 (regular edition)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: B Monroe